Kanye Omari West, the US rapper, has filed to legally change his name to his long-time two-lettered nickname, ‘Ye’ — with no middle or last names.


According to Associated Press, the father of four filed the documents on Tuesday at Los Angeles superior court.

According to the documents dated August 11, the eccentric rapper cited “personal reasons” for getting rid of his full name ‘Kanye Omari West’ in favour of his long-time two-lettered nickname.

The 44-year-old singer had in September 2018 hinted about the name change on Twitter.


“The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE,” he had written.

The news of West’s name change comes a few days before the expected release of ‘Donda’, his 10th album, named after his late mother.

He had recently staged an album party at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and hosted about 42,000 fans who paid between $20 to $100 per ticket.


Kanye had separated from Kim Kardashian, his wife, after she filed for divorce in February — about seven years after they tied the knot.

The pair later agreed to have joint custody of their four children — North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2 — with neither of them needing spousal support.

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